Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ombre Stamping Technique with Alicia!

Hello Quick Quotes readers! Alicia with you today to present you with some samples of an ombre stamping technique. I had so much fun playing with the new 2015 PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I tried to use all the colors! 

The Sunset and Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks worked perfectly with the Catalina Island papers! This is actually the last card I did with my ombre feathers I made and I liked it best. I not only used the inks to stamp the images and distress the edges but to color the chip board element as well.

Close up of the gorgeous feathers:

So here is how I created the ombre effect using Hydrangea and Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks:

  1. Ink with the lighter color first
  2. With a cloth wipe away some of the first color as to create a blending effect
  3. Tap the uncolored portion of the stamp with second color lightly in the overlap area and more in the uncolored space
  4. Stamp your image
  5. Repeat
Quick Quotes Products used:

Other ingredients:
American Craft Sheer Ribbon
Stampin Up Four Feathers and Matching Dies
Chip board Cut with Stampin Up Banner Framelits
Spellbinders Grand Nestibilities Label One

Here are more examples that I created with all the feathers I made:

Quick Quotes Products:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
~ Alicia
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Life is Good with Crystal

Hello there! Crystal here creating a layout using the Joy Ride collection!

I love using collections for my scrapbook pages as the color and design coordination is already there. The Joy Ride collection consists of 12x12 paper, chipboard die cut stickers and stickers. This layout features my little girl on a hot summer day!

There are 3 layers of beautiful Joy Ride paper

Joy Ride Banner Stickers
Chipboard die cut stickers with paper flowers
Die Cut Stickers
Fun and Easy page to make.
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Joy Ride 100
Joy Ride 200
Joy Ride 300
Joy Ride 400
Joy Ride Chipboard Die Cuts
Joy Ride Die Cut Stickers

Other Products Used:
Card Stock
Enamel Dots

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stamping Fun with Martha!

Hello friends, Martha Lucia here sharing a double stamping technique with the new 2015 Collection of Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink. To show you this I created this card using two different colors for my flowers and leaves.
The first thing that I did was to create the layers for my card. For this I used Very Vanilla cardstock as card base, the dark red side of the Celebrate 700 as second layer, basic gray cardstock as third layer, and then I used another decorated piece of the dark side of Gypsy Road 800 layered over the same Celebrate 700 for the focal point piece. I tied a bow in Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon on top and I pasted diagonally over the layers using dimensionals. Easy and simple, because these are the standard steps to create a card.
Now is time to tell you what colors of PowderPuff Chalk Ink I used to stamp my flowers. The base of the cardstock is very vanilla and I decided to use one standard color in all the flowers, this was the Fuchsia PowderPuff Chalk Ink. With the small flowers I combined this with the Cherry Blossom PowderPuff Chalk Ink. With the bigger flowers, I used Sunset PowderPuff Chalk Ink and Buttercup PowderPuff Chalk Ink. For the leaves I used two different greens, the Seafoam PowderPuff Chalk Ink and the Evergreen Powder Puff Chalk Ink.

To align all the images to stamp I used the stamp-a-majig tool. And when I finished all of the stamping process I cut each flower and leaves using scissors in order to paste them with dimensionals over the principal focal piece. I used different highs of dimensionals to get more of an impact. To finalize I stamped a sentiment using the Evergreen PowderPuff Chalk Ink that I pasted on top bellow of the bow.
When you use PowderPuff Chalk Ink with rubber stamps you get vibrant and sharp colors that make your images look more real. I had a great time experimenting with my stamps and different techniques to use these Chalk Inks and I am in love with the results.
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products:
  • Card Stock Very Vanilla and Basic Gray
  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set
  • Stamp a Majig
  • Scissors
  • Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive
Thank you so much for stopping by and come back soon for another quick idea!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Featuring Catalina Island with Donna

Hi everyone, Donna Coughlin here to showcase some of the PowderPuff Chalk Inks from Quick Quotes as well as the new line Catalina Island.
This line sure makes me want to get away to a tropical island! On the left side of the layout I tore some paper and inked the edges, as well as using the ink on the flowers and chipboard piece at the bottom. The great thing about PowderPuff Chalk Inks are they always have the perfect color to match Quick Quotes paper.
Here is a box of the new PowderPuff Chalk Inks. Aren't the colors simply gorgeous?
This is a closeup of the chipboard piece that is included in the new Catalina Island line.  I used the new Powderpuff inks on the edges in an offsetting color to help make the chipboard piece stand out.
Products Used:
Other products: Gems and Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Gypsy Road Mini with Robin

Hey! Robin here with a cute little mini album featuring Gypsy Road. I absolutely love making mini albums and when I saw the new paper collection, I wanted to make one. This is a quick project that you can make to show off your travel pics.


The base of my album is chipboard. The papers and chipboard were cut to shape using a die that I had in my stash. All of the metal accents and ribbon was from my stash. I used design paper from the Gypsy Road collection at Quick Quotes. All of the paper and chipboard was inked with the new Warm Sand Chalking Ink.




The stickers and die cuts are all from the Gypsy Road Collection. This is an awesome collection for a mini album or any paper crafting project. They are absolutely gorgeous papers. I hope you like the album.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Gypsy Road 100, 200 and 700
Gypsy Road Stickers
Gypsy Road Die Cuts
Warm Sand PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Other Products: Die, Ribbon, Metal Key and Gears

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Scrapping!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cards Inspriation with Connie

Hi, Connie here with a "thanks" card, using one of the new collections by Quick Quotes called Gypsy Road.  I'm thinking this will be a favorite of mine.  I love the eclectic look of the paper!

* Start off with a card base (black polka dotted) GR 100 
* Double mat with GR 100 ( beige) and GR 400 ( Paris print)
* Ink around all papers with Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Die cut flowers and leaves.
* Ink around each layer of flower petals with Coral PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Repeat last step but with Razz-Berry PowderPuff  Chalk Ink.
* Assemble the flowers.  Secure with a brad in the center.

* Ink petals with Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Assemble card with flowers and petals.
* Cut the work "thanks" or use stickers.
* Ink with Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
* Add to card.
* Final step~ attach card front to a Kraft cardstock card.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Gypsy Road 400
Gypsy Road 300
Gypsy Road 100
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Coral PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Razz-Berry PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other Products:
Elizabeth Crafts/Flower and Curvy leaves
Darkroom Door Stamp
Kraft Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by
~ Connie Mercer
DT Member

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day with Alicia

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Alicia here today for Quick Quotes!  
I have used the new Joy Ride collection to create a few side step cards to celebrate the holiday!  My first dilemma was three leaves or four?  
I made a version of both, however, it did prompt me to do a little research on the subject.  I found that the shamrock is the three leaf version and is the official symbol of Ireland.  The shamrock refers to one distinct variety of clover.  The four leaf clover can be found in all varieties of clover and is very rare compared to the shamrock and therefore, is a symbol of good luck.

Basic Instructions for the side step cut:
  • Cut paper to 8.5"x 5.5" 
  • Make a cut 3" from the long edge that starts at 1" and goes to 6.5"
  • On the 3" side score at 1"(where the cut begins), 2", 3.25", 4.5" and 6.5"
  • On the 2,5" side score at 4.25"
  • Fold the 3" side accordion style and use a bone folder to sharpen creases

I made this version with four leaf clovers cut with my Cricut.  I cut Joy Ride 400  and then colored it with both Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink and Evergreen PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  The small details really add to the card for instance the floss in the buttons.

The shamrocks are made with heart punches.  I punched 6 hearts and folded three.  I fully adhered the bottom layer of three and only put adhesive on half of the folded hearts to create a three dimensional shamrock.

Quick Quote Products Used:
Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Evergreen PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Joy Ride 400
Joy Ride 200
Joy Ride 100

Other Products:
Stampin Up Celtic Knot stamp set
Scrappy Cat Elegant Memoir alpha stamp set
Fiskars Holiday Hooplah sentiment stamp set
Amazing Arts celtic stamp
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge
Creative Memories heart punches
Stampin Up banner punch
buttons, floss, fiber, brads

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great holiday!!
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Card Inspiration with Crystal

Howdy! Crystal here trying out a new technique. Water coloring with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks! This is a fairly simple project. All you need is your Powderpuff Chalk Inks, brush and water coloring paper.

Step 1: Stamp your image on water color paper with Archival Ink.
Step 2: Stamp your desired colors onto a stamping acrylic block.
Step 3: Color your image using a damp brush and the inks from acrylic block
Items to note: Using more water will lighten your color. The chalking inks will not dry very fast on the acrylic block, making this an easy way to color and blend.

Acrylic block used as a palette with PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
I combined this image with the beautiful Catalina Island Paper Collection and Catalina Island Chipboard Die Cuts.

Catalina Island Paper cut with various dies.
Catalina Island chipboard die cuts.
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Catalina Island 100 (Scalloped Banner)
Catalina Island 200 (Triangular Banner)
Catalina Island 400 (Card Base and Layers)
Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Razz-Berry PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other products:
Water color paper
Archival Ink

I had a great time making this card and the color combination provided by Quick Quotes made this card super easy!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

March Club Q Mini with Martha

Hi everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you an inspirational idea that I made with the March Club Q by Quick Quotes. I created a Mini Album with Flip Style using all the papers and embellishments that come with this wonderful Club Q Kit. As you can imagine, showing you this album is a little difficult because when I open it, it is a little big, but I will show it to you by parts.


I started by creating the base of my album using the Kraft Cardboard that comes with the Club Q Kit because they offered me the perfect rigidity and support for the full album. The size of my album is 5-3/4"x5-3/4" and all the faces are decorated with paper and embellishments. The Club Q Kit is full of pretty die-cuts and lots of pretty paper to play with. I made the cover using some flowers and one of the chipboard die cuts that come on the Sheer Joy Package. I used a lot of this to decorate the inside of my album.


When you open the album you will have plenty of space to put your photos and notes. The papers that come with the kit offered me a great combination of colors to made a dynamic flip album.

For the inside details, I used the die cuts of flowers but also I used the negative part to decorate the labels that close the windows of my flip album.



On the next video you will see all the details that I couldn't show you in the photos.
Thank you so much for stopping by and come back soon for another quick idea!
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gypsy Road Page by Donna

Hi there, Donna Coughlin here with a layout I did using our all NEW line called Gypsy Road.

I am doing a scrapbook on sites in our hometown. Living in Pennsylvania there are so many historic places to visit, and you really don't appreciate what you have around you.

Today I did this layout of the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower. It sits high up on the mountain and the scenes are fantastic. What really inspired mr to use the Gypsy Road was the background paper, look at the close ups below. It is amazing!

Doesn't it look like the bricks are popping off the page? You can almost feel the texture!
No need to add ink, gesso or any texture on this paper, the chipboard and stickers are perfect accessories to the Gypsy Road line! I used my die cutting machine to cut the lamp and the flourish that was used on the left side of the picture.
Products Used:
Other Products: 7 Gypsies brad
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